Dr. Fèlix Campelo
Cell and Developmental Biology, Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona.
The Biophysical Basis of Transport Carrier Biogenesis at the Golgi Complex
Felix Campelo did his Ph.D. thesis in theoretical biophysics on the physical mechanisms controlling the shapes of biological membranes under the supervision of Dr. Aurora Hernández-Machado at the University of Barcelona. During this time, he also worked with Dr. Martine Ben Amar at the LPS-ENS Paris, and at Tel Aviv University under the supervision of Dr. Michael Kozlov. In 2009, he received the "Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Biological Physics" to the best Ph.D. thesis in physical biology given by the American Physical Society.
After working on theoretical aspects of the morphological changes in cellular membranes and membrane mechanics, Felix switched into an in-depth experimental study of the cell biology of these processes, by doing a post-doc in Vivek Malhotra's lab at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona, where he is still currently working. During this period, membrane fission, the mechanisms of transport carrier formation, and the interplay between lipids and proteins in the regulation of Golgi membrane dynamics have been the main research topics he has been studying.